HUD OIG reviewed the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Government’s (Louisville Metro) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (program). We selected Louisville Metro for review based on its low percentage of obligations and the approaching September 20, 2010, deadline for obligating funds. Our objective was to evaluate Louisville Metro’s use of program funding, including the propriety of its activities, obligations, expenditures, and reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Louisville Metro generally administered its program in accordance with HUD’s rules and regulations and was making progress in obligating its funds. However, it was not always accurate in its reporting to HUD due to weak internal controls.
OIG recommended that the Director of the Louisville Office of Community Planning and Development continue to monitor Louisville Metro’s progress in obligating its program funds to ensure that it meets the September 20, 2010, deadline. We also recommended that Louisville Metro strengthen internal controls over reporting.